The purchase of a new car takes less time than ever before and is increasingly accomplished partly or wholly online. The average time it takes to make a car purchase has fallen from 10 to 6 weeks in just a year and nearly one-third of buyers carry out at least part of their purchase online.

Travel routes

Between Nice and Menton the mountains plunge sharply down to the sea. Running along these heights are three famous routes: the Grande Corniche, the Moyenne Corniche and the Basse Corniche. The first affords the most stunning views, climbing to 1,476ft/450m. The second offers beautiful vistas along the shore; while the third provides access to the coastal resorts.